International Students of Tomsk Universities Compete in Knowledge of Russian Language at TPU

Tomsk Polytechnic University has held an interuniversity stage of the regional olympiad on Russian as a Foreign Language for university students of the Tomsk Region.

The Olympiad is a traditional venue for intercultural cooperation of international teams from Tomsk universities. The Olympiad was held online and united international students from Vietnam, Zambia, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, China, Poland, Mongolia, Brazil and Italy. The topic of this year Olympiad is “The World without Borders”.

“Traditionally, an interuniversity stage of the Olympiad was held on the stage of the TPU International Culture Center, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the events were held online. The topic of this year is not random and congruent with today’s realities: if a student is willing to learn something new and not afraid to go forward, there are no borders for him. This year, students of five Tomsk universities met at our venue: Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk State University, Tomsk State University of Architecture and Construction, Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-Electronics,” the staff of the TPU Division for Russian Language explain.

The Olympiad included individual and team competitions and was held at two venues: via Zoom, where the teams worked in breakout rooms and completed a creative task and on Moodle LMS, where they completed tasks on lexical and grammar tests and writing. The jury including representatives of Tomsk universities and schools marked their works.

According to the results, the team of Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-Electronics won the competition, students of the TPU team became the second, while the team from Tomsk State Pedagogical University won the third place in the team competition. According to the results of the individual competition, Da Rosa Kieslich Lucas from TPU became a winner. Ouattara Abou, a representative of Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-Electronics became the second, while Bernice Ntoukem Fomena from Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-Electronics won the third place.